Nun killer Fr. Robinson denied new trial

Fr. Robinson denied new trial

A Toledo priest convicted of murdering a nun more than 30 years ago will not be getting a new trial. At least not now.

A state appeals court in Toledo has again upheld Father Gerald Robinson's conviction and rejected his request for a new trial.

His attorney says police reports found after his trial ended in 2006 could have changed the outcome of the case. Robinson was convicted that year of murdering Sister Margaret Ann Pahl inside the old Mercy Hospital chapel back in 1980.

The two worked together there. He was the hospital chaplain and even presided over her funeral.

Robinson is believed to be the only priest ever convicted of killing a nun. He's serving a 15 years to life prison sentence.

Robinson's attorney plans to appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court.